Staff Council Invites New Members

Staff Council invites and welcomes new members to its annual kickoff meeting at noon on Tuesday (Sept. 19) in Dillman 204. Vice President for University Relations and Enrollment John Lehman will be our guest speaker. Pizza and snacks will be provided.

Staff Council was created in 1991 as a service organization for the University. Staff Council is made up of staff members from all levels at Michigan Tech, and it supports activities and resources that provide recognition for staff achievement and opportunities for professional development, and enhance the working environment and campus community.

Staff Council sponsors the Making a Difference Awards, Family Fun Day, Professional Development Day and the Staff Service Recognition Awards. Members also serve on search committees, help out with special University initiatives and task forces that require staff representation, create and distribute the Employee Wall Calendar, and support various other campus activities.

CyberHusky Training for Middle/High School Students

Michigan Tech is excited to provide CyberHusky training to local middle and high school students. This year, we're concentrating on teaching machine learning with Python because artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly important in our daily lives.

We'll begin by teaching Python for a few weeks and then dive into studying popular machine learning techniques. Additionally, we'll take part in cybersecurity competitions like CyberPatriots and the Michigan Governor's High School Cyber Challenge.

The CyberHusky program is run by professors and students from the College of Computing. Our first session will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. next Saturday (Sept. 16) in Room 117 of Kanwal and Ann Rekhi Hall on Michigan Tech's campus.

If you want to learn more and apply, please visit the CyberHusky Team website.

PADI Open Water SCUBA Course

Registration for Michigan Tech Recreation's next Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Open Water SCUBA Course will open Wednesday (Sept. 13) at 8 a.m.

The course is conducted over two weekends and includes:

  • Ten hours of academic instruction (some coursework to be completed independently),
  • Ten hours of confined water training (SDC Pool), and
  • Four certification dives in Lake Superior (Marquette).

Upon registration, students will be given all required reading material and paperwork to complete prior to the start of the course. Students must be 18 years old and be able to swim 200 yards comfortably. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to all class sites, including the SDC and dive location in Marquette.

Course Dates and Times:

  • Friday, Oct. 13 — 5-10 p.m., SDC
  • Saturday, Oct. 14 — 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., SDC
  • Sunday, Oct. 15 — 8 a.m. to noon, SDC
  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, or Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28-29 — Open Dives in Marquette (exact location and time TBA)

Cost is $575 per person (includes all instruction, fees and training materials). The deadline to register is Sept. 28 at 11:59 p.m.

For more information, visit our PADI Open Water SCUBA Course page.

Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar

The next Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar will take place at 3 p.m. on Monday (Sept. 11) in GLRC 202.

Ph.D. student Miraj Kayastha, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering, Michigan Tech, will present "What Could the November 2022 Buffalo Lake-Effect Snowstorm Look Like in the Future?"

Read the abstract on the University Events Calendar.

Football Hosting Hillsdale for Season Opener

Michigan Tech football returns for the program's 101st season tomorrow (Sept. 9).

The Huskies are hosting Hillsdale at 1 p.m. at Kearly Stadium to open their 2023 campaign. 

Fans can tune in on Mix 93.5 WKMJ-FM or All home and GLIAC games will also be streamed on FloSports (subscription required — discounts are available for students).

Teacher Appreciation Ticket Deal
Tomorrow's game is Teacher Appreciation Day at Kearly Stadium. Local educators can buy a ticket and get one free by using the code 24Teachers at

Read the game preview at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Soccer Concluding Nonconference Schedule at UIS and Lewis

The Michigan Tech soccer team is heading to the Prairie State to wrap up the nonconference portion of its 2023 schedule, facing Great Lakes Valley Conference foes Illinois Springfield and Lewis.

The Huskies will face the Prairie Stars tonight (Sept. 8) at 8:30 p.m. Their contest at Lewis is slated for a 1 p.m. start on Sunday (Sept. 10). 

Fans can watch the Huskies on the GLVC Sports Network, with an individual broadcast cost of $10.

Read the preview at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Cross Country Traveling to Green Bay for Phoenix Open

The Michigan Tech cross country squads are set for their second meet of the season, traveling south for the Phoenix Open, hosted by the University of Green Bay today (Sept. 8).

The women will take to the Phoenix Alumni Cross Country Course at Shorewood first for the 6K, starting at 3 p.m., with the men to follow at 4 p.m. for the 8K.

Read the preview at the Michigan Tech Athletics website.

Job Posting

Job Posting for Friday, Sept. 8, 2023

Staff and faculty job descriptions are available on the Human Resources website. For more information regarding staff positions, call 906-487-2280 or email For more information regarding faculty positions, contact the academic department in which the position is posted.

Postdoctoral Scholar, Great Lakes Research Center. Apply online.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Accommodations are available. If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

New Funding

Zhanping You (CEGE/MTTI) is the principal investigator (PI) on a project that has received a $100,000 research and development grant from the Dickinson County Road Commission.

The project is titled "Tire Rubber Asphalt and Recycled Glass for County Road Paving."

Qingli Dai (CEGE/MTTI) is a co-PI on this potential 22-month project.


Nancy French (MTRI) is the PI on a project that has received a $178,721 research and development grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The project is titled "Characterizing hourly fire activity using GOES ABI and VIIRS to improve the prediction of smoke impacts and timing."

Michael Billmire (MTRI) is a co-PI on this potential three-year project.

In the News

The Wall Street Journal named Michigan Tech the nation’s second most influential public university for salary impact — how much a college boosts salaries earned by students after graduation. MTU ranked higher than any other Michigan college in the category. Tech also made the WSJ’s list of Best U.S. Colleges 2024, ranking 16th overall among U.S. public universities.


A talk being presented by Alan Turnquist (OSR) at Northern Michigan University today (Sept. 8) was previewed by the Mining Journal. Turnquist’s talk is titled “Climate Action at Michigan Tech,” and will be given at noon in Jamrich 1313.


The Detroit News and more than a dozen other news outlets covered Michigan Tech being named the No. 1 best college in the U.S. for free speech by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE).


WLUC TV6 aired a segment about the annual fall blood drive held at Michigan Tech earlier this week.


The Daily Mining Gazette mentioned Michigan Tech in a story about the Calumet High School Athletic Hall of Fame’s 2023 inductees, including former MTU football players Scott Boddy and Lance Peterlin.


The Keweenaw Report mentioned Michigan Tech in a story previewing the Return North professional career fair being hosted by MTEC SmartZone in November.


Banner Production System Maintenance

A production system maintenance window is scheduled for Sunday (Sept. 10) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. During that time, the following production services will be unavailable:

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Career Fair: Request for Interview Rooms

Fall Career Fair is Sept. 19! As we have done in the past, Interview Day will be Sept. 20, and we need your help.

In order to provide the best interview experience for both students and employers, we are requesting office and room spaces for interviews on campus. Please submit any available rooms to be included for our Interview Day schedule using our Rooms for Interviews form.

On average, there are over 1,000 individual interviews conducted on campus following Career Fair.​​

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to


Register for Fall Tennis and Pickleball Lessons

Registration is currently open for Fall Session 1 Tennis and Pickleball Lessons. Register today!

Visit Gates Tennis Center for more information and to register.


Join the Michigan Tech New/Young Investigators Writing Group

Have you thought about joining a writing group but didn’t know if one existed? Perhaps you would like to start working on a CAREER or another key proposal but struggle to find the time to put your thoughts on paper (figuratively speaking, of course). Maybe you have been working on the same manuscript for months and just can’t seem to find the time to finish writing the paper?

The College of Engineering started a writing group last year for assistant professors. Encouraged by the success, we want to continue and even expand the group beyond the College of Engineering this year.

Why join a writing group? Benefits include getting valuable feedback on your writing, being accountable to the group, receiving valuable feedback and refining your writing progress, just to name a few, as stated by last year participants:

  • “Participating in the young investigator writing group was a transformative experience, providing me with a dedicated and consistent writing routine throughout the semester. The group gently motivated me to write without undue stress, with the bonus of networking with esteemed faculty members and the administration of the College of Engineering.”
    — Jung Yun Bae (ME-EM)

  • “When I stepped away from my office to write with the group, I was able to treat this time as ‘sacred,’ with no email or meeting distractions. This meeting allowed me to break through on a couple of proposal topics as well as to push through a paper draft that I had been procrastinating. As a bonus, I got to meet College leadership and spend time with fellow early career faculty as we walked to/from the writing group and during writing breaks.”
    — Ana Dyreson (ME-EM)

  • “The young investigator writing group was a great way for me to block out the noise that is inherent to being a new faculty and focus on writing papers and proposals. I also was able to meet and network with other faculty through the writing group.”
    — Vinh Nguyen (ME-EM)

Interested in participating? Fill out the survey in the Young/New Investigator Writing Group interest form by today (Sept. 8) and select the times that would work for you for getting together with the group. We hope to get the group started within the next two weeks.

For other questions, please contact Pasi Lautala at


Dean Dennis Livesay's Open Office Hours

During the fall 2023 semester, Dean Dennis Livesay, College of Computing, will be available for open office hours on Friday mornings from 9-10 a.m., beginning next Friday (Sept. 15).

All students, faculty and staff are invited to schedule an appointment with Livesay by contacting Vicky Roy at

Today's Campus Events

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Keweenaw Day 2023

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TKE - Car Smash

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Phoenix Open - Hosted by Green Bay

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